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Consumer Reports: Mac mini "Too Basic?"

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Consumer Reports: Mac mini "Too Basic?" Reply with quote

Consumer Reports: Mac mini "Too Basic?"
"Apple's Mac mini is an "adequate" and "basic" personal computer while the iPod shuffle offers "appealing" performance, according to mini reviews by Consumer Reports magazine.

The independent, nonprofit consumer testing group reports in its May issue on two of Apple's newest products, announced in early January. Its conclusions were neither positive or negative toward the Mac mini, but primarily upbeat about the iPod shuffle.

Looking at their overall value, Consumer Reports testers questioned whether the Mac mini at either US$499 or $599 are "a little too basic."

While CR concluded the PowerPC G4 processor and its standard 256 megabytes of memory is "adequate for basic computing," the added expense of a mouse, monitor, and keyboard could "hike the mini's price past $1,000".

"Other upgrades, such as increasing memory or adding stereo speakers or a wireless network card, may well be a necessary added expense," CR testers said."

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/04/18.3.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject: Consumer Reports..... Reply with quote

These are the same guys that chose the Radio Shack brand 386 over the Mac, Dell Gateway and IBM a few years back.

They wear clothes from Sears, Drive Ford Tempos, and drink Folgers coffee. In short they are into bland and cheap.

The Mac itself is so far out of their paradigm that they can be ignored: unless you are looking for an oven cleaner or a better diaper.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they should go back to crashing cars! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:32 am    Post subject: Mac mini "Too Basic?" Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I bet these critics all have PC's and have never tried a Mac. I did hear a complaint from a gremlin I know who says Apple should offer a real low cost 17" screen and do a bundle of Mac mini +Monitor, keyboard and mouse to shut em all up besides the dealers would like to sell some low cost peripherals from apple and give Dell and the rest really something to think about. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 17" Apple display would be a great idea. They had one before!
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